Energy & Industry

Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Outdated rules and budget shortfalls make it hard to catch.
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
North Dakota and Nevada voters might learn something from Wyoming.
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
Western grid operators can now buy backup power on a real-time, open market to smooth intermittent renewables.
A Swift SWIP hike
Hiking 500 miles of a transmission line route. With beans.
Clean air, hazy politics
Clean air, hazy politics
A new Colorado air quality law pits coal against natural gas -- and rural environmentalists against urban ones.
Grand Canyon uranium threatens tribal water
Canyon guardians seek protection from mining contamination
Refinery blues
Sinclair spills again, and other refinery failures.
Psssst…everyone… jobs in North Dakota.
North Dakota's oil fields are booming….is this 1982 or 2010?
Walking through the din of a coastal maelstrom
Walking through the din of a coastal maelstrom
A family hike along the Pacific Coast Trail becomes an exhilarating encounter with the fierce storm gods of Washington's wild Olympic Peninsula.
Sovereignty versus stewardship
New bill would reduce taxes and regulation on tribal energy projects.
Myths about myths
Some 'Green Energy' criticisms don't hold up
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Hard times reshuffle the political deck
Colorado's economic slump forced Gov. Ritter to increase his support for natural gas, and Nevada voters may force hardrock mining to pay more in state taxes.
Nevada's Golden Child
Nevada's Golden Child
Hardrock mining's outsized political power in Nevada may finally be eroding, thanks to state budget woes.